AEW Dynamite has offered wrestling fans an alternative to WWE since launching in 2019. Dynamite has frequently been one of the highest-rated shows on cable for the night it airs. Now, the company is hoping to add “award-winning” to its list of accolades.
In the past, both AEW and WWE have attempted to land Emmy nominations for their programming. Thus far, the nod has not come. WWE has not tried to earn a nomination this year.
AEW, on the other hand, wants to see Dynamite get a nomination for “Outstanding Structured Reality Program.” In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer said that it is not likely to happen. Tony Khan’s group is still giving it a try, however.
“AEW is attempting to get nominated this year (it won’t happen) for an Emmy award for Dynamite on the Outstanding Structured Reality Program category. In the past WWE has attempted to get nominated for Emmy Awards for Raw but was never successful. They did not attempt to do so this year.”
Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, July 12. According to Variety, voting for the nominees is set to end on June 27. While AEW Dynamite getting an Emmy nomination is unlikely, we will know for sure soon enough.
Professional wrestling has long tried to legitimize itself to mainstream audiences. An Emmy nomination would go a long way toward doing that. It may happen someday, but it probably won’t be this year.
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